Packers vs Lions Player Props: Expert Bets Allen Lazard on Sunday Night
Scott Taetsch/Getty Images. Pictured: Allen Lazard.
Allen Lazard Receiving Yards
|Prop||Allen Lazard Over 47.5 Receiving Yards|
|Matchup||Packers vs. Lions|
|Time||Sunday, 8:15 p.m. ET|
The Sunday night matchup between the Packers and Lions features two teams potentially vying for the last playoff spot in the NFC. While the Packers’ fate rests in their own hands, the Lions will need the Rams to hang on and beat the Seahawks to remain alive.
Regardless, I expect this game to stay competitive. With the Packers needing a win, I expect them to lean on their best skill position players.
Enter Allen Lazard, the Packers leading receiver this season. Lazard has cleared this total in eight of his last 12 games, leading the Packers in across the board in wide receiver production with the exception of touchdowns.
Lazard will take on a Lions defense that ranks 22nd in Football Outsiders’ Pass DVOA metric and 19th in DVOA against opposing WR1s.
Excluding the dysfunctional Bears passing attack from last week, Detroit has conceded big games to DJ Moore (83 yards), Garrett Wilson (98 yards), Justin Jefferson (223) and Christian Kirk (104 yards) of late.
Lazard isn’t the flashiest of players, but he’s a reliable target on a receiving corps that relies on his experience with Aaron Rodgers.
I have Lazard ticketed for more than 60 yards tonight.